Live and Manage Migraine Monster
For years I have had a relationship with my migraine monster. I have thought about naming it. As I thought of the ugliest awful name I could give, I vetoed the idea. I didn’t want to give it the respect of naming it and looking at it as anything. The monster is giving it too much care. I feel that giving it a name would personify it into something I could make excuses for. I have nothing but negative feelings toward this disease.
As for the migraine monster, I will admit that I have talked to it many times. I beg, plead, and bargain. When my migraine peaks and I am at a pain level of 10, I make deals with God and “it who shall not be named” to allow me to survive. There have been times I did not think I would stay and did not care if I did. I’m not a deeply religious person in the traditional way, but I do have a very personal relationship with God. We speak often, and I prefer to think that there is something more significant and far-reaching than the migraine monster that resides inside me.